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Martin Witt Mitchell, Jr.

April 29, 1934 - June 6, 2014
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Martin Witt Mitchell, Jr., 80, of Dothan, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home on West Main Street directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local animal shelter in his name. Mr. Mitchell was born April 29, 1934 in Saluda, SC and lived the early years of his life there. In 1972, he graduated...
Martin Witt Mitchell, Jr., 80, of Dothan, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home on West Main Street directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local animal shelter in his name.

Mr. Mitchell was born April 29, 1934 in Saluda, SC and lived the early years of his life there. In 1972, he graduated from the Southern Technical Institute with an Associates in Engineering Technology. He was in the start-up group at Farley Nuclear Plant while under construction. His wife named it "The Castel" as it always seemed he was there. He loved his work and all the people who were like his family. He retired from Farley Nuclear Plant (now Southern Company) in 2002 after nearly 30 years of service. Mr. Mitchell loved tinkering with things and working on cars, especially his 1962 Chevrolet Impala. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity and the Elks Club.

Mr. Mitchell is predeceased by his parents, Witt and Mabel Mitchell, a brother, J. B. Mitchell and his wife, Sylvia B. Mitchell.

Survivors include a son, John M. Mitchell (Linda) of Crestview, FL; a daughter, Elisabeth Mitchell of Daytona Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Casey Lewis (Rusty, who he really enjoyed visiting with so much) and Sherrie Mitchell; a great-grandson, Eric Lewis and a great-granddaughter, Channing Lewis; a sister, Sara Gant of Wagner, SC; his puppy dog and constant companion and friend, "Mitch" and his lifelong friend, Joe Walden.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Harry Crine, Wally Roper, Rusty Lewis, Mark Graves, Prince Patton and Tony Knighton.

Honorary pallbearers are Perry Farnsworth and Keith "Hoot" Gibson. Arrangements under the direction of Byrd Funeral Home, Dothan, Alabama.

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